The month of October was busy for Tziporim with all the holidays and activities. But because of the holiday’s, the class did a lot of fun projects. The children were introduced to the holiday symbols, such as the shofar, apples and honey, and round challah. To celebrate the new year, the children decorated their Shana Tova cards with stickers and glued red apples onto a tree.The children also glued Jonah on the big whale, decorated paper fruits with various textures (pineapples and grapes), and hung some of those pieces in the sukkah for Sukkot. For Simchat Torah, Tziporim painted flags with water colors.
With Rosh Hashanah, here, the kids did a lot with apples. They got to look, touch, and taste apples and honey. Listen to the different sounds of the Shofar and sort apples by their various colors.
The books read this month in Tziporim were: “Apple and Honey”, “It’s Rosh Hashanah”, “Who Will Help?”, “Sound of the Shofar”, “Jonah and The Very Big Fish”, and “Let’s Build a Sukkah”. All the books were great compliments to the holidays studied and discussed. They learned a song called, “Apples Dipped in Honey” and “Shake the Apple Tree” to also sing during Rosh Hashanah.
The kids also learned some new Hebrew words, like Shana Tova (Happy New Year), Shofar (a musical instrument made from a ram’s horn), Tapuchim (apple), and D’Vash (honey).